Antony Gormley

ANTONY GORMLEY, ROYAL ACADEMY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 2019

21 September - 3 December 2019

This exhibition explores Antony Gormley's wide-ranging use of organic, industrial and elemental materials over the years, including iron, steel, hand-beaten lead, seawater and clay. It also bring to light rarely-seen early works from the 1970s and 1980s, some of which led to Gormley using his own body as a tool to create work, as well as a selection of his pocket sketchbooks and drawings.

"I want this exhibition to encourage present, first-hand experience. It will concentrate on the body in space: firstly, the viewer's body, through a series of proprioceptive environments that enhance awareness, alertness and sensorial space, and secondly in the presentation of discrete objects that evoke what it feels like to inhabit a human body."

IRON BABY, 1999

IRON BABY, 1999
Cast iron
12 x 28 x 17 cm
Edition of 10 plus 4 APs
Private Collection
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

IRON BABY, 1999

IRON BABY, 1999
Cast iron
12 x 28 x 17 cm
Edition of 10 plus 4 APs
Private Collection
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

'Slabworks' series, 2019

'SLABWORKS' SERIES, 2019
80 mm weathering steel slab
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

'Slabworks' series, 2019

'SLABWORKS' SERIES, 2019
80 mm weathering steel slab
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

Early works

EARLY WORKS
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

FULL BOWL, 1977-78

FULL BOWL, 1977-78
Lead
6 x 17 x 17 cm
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

EXERCISE BETWEEN BLOOD AND EARTH, 2019

EXERCISE BETWEEN BLOOD AND EARTH, 2019
Chalk on wall
196 cm
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

EXERCISE BETWEEN BLOOD AND EARTH, 2019

EXERCISE BETWEEN BLOOD AND EARTH, 2019
Chalk on wall
196 cm
Detail of Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

FRUITS OF THE EARTH, 1978-79

FRUITS OF THE EARTH, 1978-79
Lead, revolver, bottle of wine and machete
Largest element approx. 60cm
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

MOTHER'S PRIDE V, 2019

MOTHER'S PRIDE V, 2019
Bread and wax
306 x 209.5 x 2 cm
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

FLOOR, 1981

FLOOR, 1981
Rubber
0.6 x 122 x 134 cm
8 Kg
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

CLEARING VII, 2019

CLEARING VII, 2019
12.7 mm square section 16 swg aluminium tube
Dimensions variable
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

CLEARING VII, 2019

CLEARING VII, 2019
12.7 mm square section 16 swg aluminium tube
Dimensions variable
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

ANTONY GORMLEY, 2019

ANTONY GORMLEY, 2019
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

SUBJECT II, 2019

SUBJECT II, 2019
10 mm square section mild steel bar
189 x 51.5 x 37.5 cm
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

MATRIX III, 2019

MATRIX III, 2019
Over 6 tonnes of 6 mm mild steel reinforcing mesh
710 x 930 x 1515 cm
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

MATRIX III, 2019

MATRIX III, 2019
Over 6 tonnes of 6 mm mild steel reinforcing mesh
710 x 930 x 1515 cm
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

MATRIX III, 2019

MATRIX III, 2019
Over 6 tonnes of 6 mm mild steel reinforcing mesh
710 x 930 x 1515 cm
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

CO-ORDINATE VI, 2019

CO-ORDINATE VI, 2019
5 mm square section mild steel bar
Two horizontal and one vertical dissecting line, dimensions variable
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

CO-ORDINATE VI, 2019

CO-ORDINATE VI, 2019
5 mm square section mild steel bar
Two horizontal and one vertical dissecting line, dimensions variable
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

ANTONY GORMLEY, 2019

ANTONY GORMLEY, 2019
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

ANTONY GORMLEY, 2019

ANTONY GORMLEY, 2019
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

LOST HORIZON I, 2008

LOST HORIZON I, 2008
Cast iron
189 x 53 x 29 cm (32 elements)
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

LOST HORIZON I, 2008

LOST HORIZON I, 2008
Cast iron
189 x 53 x 29 cm (32 elements)
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

ANTONY GORMLEY, 2019

ANTONY GORMLEY, 2019
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

BODY, 1991/93 and FRUIT, 1991/93

BODY, 1991/93 AND FRUIT, 1991/93
Cast iron and air
233 x 265 x 226 cm and 110.7 x 129.5 x 122.5 cm
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

FRUIT, 1991/93 and BODY, 1991/93

FRUIT, 1991/93 AND BODY, 1991/93
Cast iron and air
110.7 x 129.5 x 122.5 cm and 233 x 265 x 226 cm
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

ANTONY GORMLEY, 2019

ANTONY GORMLEY, 2019
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

SENSE, 1991

SENSE, 1991
Concrete
74.5 x 62.5 x 60 cm
Detail, Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

SENSE, 1991

SENSE, 1991
Concrete
74.5 x 62.5 x 60 cm
Detail, Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

ANTONY GORMLEY, 2019

ANTONY GORMLEY, 2019
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

CAVE, 2019

CAVE, 2019
8 mm weathering steel
1411 x 1137 x 734 cm
27 TONNE
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

CAVE, 2019

CAVE, 2019
8 mm weathering steel
1411 x 1137 x 734 cm
Installation view, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

CAVE, 2019

CAVE, 2019
8 mm weathering steel
1411 x 1137 x 734 cm
Installation view, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

CAVE, 2019

CAVE, 2019
8 mm weathering steel
1411 x 1137 x 734 cm
Installation view, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

ANTONY GORMLEY, 2019

ANTONY GORMLEY, 2019
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

ANTONY GORMLEY, 2019

ANTONY GORMLEY, 2019
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

PILE I, 2017 and PILE II, 2018

PILE I, 2017 AND PILE II, 2018
Clay
37.4 x 73.5 x 69.7 cm
and
34.7 x 71.9 x 71.9 cm
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

HOST, 2019

HOST, 2019
Clay and seawater
23 x 1274 x 1641 cm
© the artist
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

HOST, 2019

HOST, 2019
Clay and seawater
23 x 1274 x 1641 cm
Installation view, Royal Academy of Arts 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith

HOST, 2019

HOST, 2019
Clay and seawater
23 x 1274 x 1641 cm
Detail, Installation view, Royal Academy of Arts 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith

HOST, 2019

HOST, 2019
Clay and seawater
23 x 1274 x 1641 cm
Installation view, Royal Academy of Arts 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor Smith

MATRIX III, 2019

MATRIX III, 2019
Over 6 tonnes of 6 mm mild steel reinforcing mesh
710 x 930 x 1515 cm
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

MATRIX III, 2019

MATRIX III, 2019
Over 6 tonnes of 6 mm mild steel reinforcing mesh
710 x 930 x 1515 cm
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

CAVE, 2019

CAVE, 2019
8 mm weathering steel
1411 x 1137 x 734 cm
Installation view, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

CAVE, 2019

CAVE, 2019
8 mm weathering steel
1411 x 1137 x 734 cm
Installation view, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

CAVE, 2019, in progress

CAVE, 2019, IN PROGRESS

CO-ORDINATE VI, 2019

CO-ORDINATE VI, 2019
5 mm square section mild steel bar
Two horizontal and one vertical dissecting line, dimensions variable
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

CO-ORDINATE VI, 2019

CO-ORDINATE VI, 2019
5 mm square section mild steel bar
Two horizontal and one vertical dissecting line, dimensions variable
Installation view, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

CO-ORDINATE VI, 2019

CO-ORDINATE VI, 2019
5 mm square section mild steel bar
Two horizontal and one vertical dissecting line, dimensions variable
Installation view, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

CLEARING VII, 2019

CLEARING VII, 2019
12.7 mm square section 16 swg aluminium tube
Dimensions variable
Installation view, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

MOTHER'S PRIDE V, 2019

MOTHER'S PRIDE V, 2019
Bread and wax
306 x 209.5 x 2 cm
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

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